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Danjoo Koorliny and the History Council of WA

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Team has been asked to present at the AGM for the History Council of WA. The council is a peak body organisation that provides a voice for history by promoting the study, preservation and use of history in WA.

Part of the focus of the council has become the importance of truth telling in the lead up to 2029 (200 years of colonisation in WA).

Danjoo Koorliny was asked to contribute as part of the 2021 History Council Annual Address. Other contributors were Prof Simon Forrest, Adjunct Associate Professor Lenore Layman and students from Lakeland Senior High School.

Danjoo Koorliny Co-Director Dr Noel Nannup spoke about the Danjoo Koorliny project and how we are going about the walking together journey towards 2029.

"We aren't the voice for the people," Noel said. "We're the platform for the people to come and share their voices - the vehicle that will take us to that."

Noel also spoke about the way we are following the wisdom of the Noongar six-seasons as part of this journey.

Noel also asked that an imaginative letter be read out from the people of 2028 addressed to the people of 2018. This letter was created by the 200 participants of the 2018 Social Impact Summit. After hearing this letter in 2018, Noel said that if we were able to achieve all these things, we would be well on track for 2029. (Note that the letter has had one addition [italicised]. It was added in October 2021 by Dr Noel Nannup.)

Scribing from the AGM by Shenali Perera. Please do not share outside of this context.


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